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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Mar 24, 2011 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

Epic Pairing or Too Little Too Late? Me Thinks its kinda like finding the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine when you're starving to death in the desert...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-06-06.sbd.caroselli.nerman.14042.shnf

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 24, 2011 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly..... Much too little

I stopped seeing shows after some dreadful, abysmal, shows during 92. Never been a fan of this song although I saw them do it live. The vocals are just....well... Ugh.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 25, 2011 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

One of the more unfortunate and regrettable musical events in GD history. Truly awful. Sad.

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

I think Vince brought this from his days with The Tubes. They often played Baba paired with The Who's 'The kids are alright' as an encore.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

Strange that you mention this! I was actually listening to the 9/20/93 encore version of this medley when I checked in to see what's shakin' around the forum on a fine Thursday evening.

When Vince's voice is on, this a pretty good song choice (he actually has the pipes to handle Daltrey's range, in my opinion), but when he's off, forget it.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

Thanks - I drove up from Phoenix to attend these shows, my last 3 ever and I remember the sun baking us all afternoon, the crowd being sprayed with water, including some very fine looking girls and mostly jerry in Shorts looking ragged, yet oddly happy... And I don't care what year it is any show that opens with Help>Slip>Franklins is already a winner...

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Poster: notarealdoctor Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

I made it out from PHX as well, with my now MIA friend Dave Murphy (get in touch Murph, if you're out there). This show was a musical highlight, equipment problems notwithstanding. Steve Miller adds something without being too intrusive either.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: paging Cliff

time to cue up Cliff puking up blood

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: paging Cliff

I'm actually trying to be more sensitive to the feelings of the misguided and delusional heads who believe the latter era music is compelling because they attended shows and enjoyed the parking lot scene during this period. ;)

In this case is it really the music, or is it "some very fine looking girls and mostly jerry in Shorts looking ragged, yet oddly happy?"

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Poster: notarealdoctor Date: Mar 24, 2011 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: paging Cliff

Speaking only for myself, it's not bad for 1990s Dead; not as good as Bruce-era '90-91. But I wanted to second Cook's endorsement of this Vince cover. The guy had musical chops and questionable taste, but he really surprised me with this cover at this show. So yes, it's partly a smile-factor rather than brilliant playing.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Mar 25, 2011 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: paging Cliff

Cliff - GD shows were always about the location and the scene as much as the music. The Egypt shows are Unlistenable Crap and yet you yourself gave them Historical Signifigance based on their location alone. Pretty Girls and parking lots are part of the dynamic and many a night the most interesting performances were not solely on stage. Not every Red Rocks shows was brilliant and yet I am sure every concert there was a blast.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 25, 2011 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: paging Cliff

kinder gentler Cliff huh? Well that's probably a good thing. I'm not as hard core as you. First I LIKE to mix it up otherwise even the 70's stuff will start to bore me. And I like to believe I can remain objective in terms of what I like. Sure I saw the bulk of my shows 89-91 but listening back I think that era holds up as being pretty tight and well played. This doesn't change my belief that it is not subjective that 72-74 was unquestionably the bands musical peak. Another thing that I don't think is subjective is the Brent and Vince songs. Hey if people like them more power to them ( even though I think they suck )but if they rank these songs higher than the Jerry/Hunter stuff then I wonder what else they listen to you know?

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Poster: notarealdoctor Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

Heard this combination in Vegas, '92. Always thought it was Vince's finest hour.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-05-31.sbd.miller.87281.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: cb18201 Date: Mar 25, 2011 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

the version thats a bonus track on Dicks Picks 27 from 12/17/92 is pretty dam good. there are a bunch of underrated shows from 92. the 12/16 show featured on dp27 is a true masterpiece. by far one of my top 5 favorite dead shows. row jimmy is really beautiful. jerry sounds really on, his guitar licks sound almost magical. the shakedown has gotta be one of there best performances of it. although there are hundreds of dead shows from every decade that i love , im always drawn back to 12/16. everyone sounds like there havin fun. theres an intangible energy that comes through on these boards when the dead were playin at there best.

im sure most of you have heard this show but if you havn't then check it out.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-12-16.fob.schoeps.boardman.evans.25812.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Mar 24, 2011 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

too little too late.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 25, 2011 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

I thought it was interesting. At the very least a very unique encore to mix things up. Also, the vegas show in 1992 where they played this was probably the last great show I saw the band play.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 25, 2011 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baba O'Reilly>Tomorrow Never Knows

I kind of agree. I wouldn't call it "great," but as encores in the 90s went, it was something new and wasn't all that bad. And I love The Who, so that helped. Beats sitting through yet another version of Knockin.